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Projects in Property: The business of residential property development

Projects in Property: The business of residential property development


For today's property investor or developer, building new houses can be immensely rewarding given the huge demand from families seeking a new home. But developers must get a proper grip on the fundamentals of the business to make sure projects are profitable. 

Projects in Property: The Business of Residential Property Development provides practical guidance on how to invest in and manage residential building projects successfully and profitably. The author, Denis Minns, has over 40 years of experience from working both for large corporations and for his own successful business. His book distils this wisdom to lead the reader through the whole range of considerations a property developer or investor needs to tackle: from finding the right plot and the options for financing the project to working with professionals and marketing the finished development. Along the way he explains the jargon and provides hints on what the planners might look for. An invaluable library of template documents brings his guidance to life, helping you embark on a project with the necessary tools close at hand. 

Although primarily aimed at the smaller developer, the book is a trove of invaluable advice for everyone involved in residential property development, novice or experienced, which will help save time, money and hassle. 

About the author

Denis Minns is a chartered surveyor and a specialist in property law. He has been developing projects in property for over forty years both speculatively and for housing associations and custom build clients.

Prices & formats

  • Published October 2023
  • Hardback
  • £35 + £4 P&P
  • ISBN: 978-1-7391349-5-2


The book covers all aspects of residential property development:

1 - What is property?
2 - The property mantra
3 - The business of residential property development
4 - Finding and acquiring a development project
5 - Designing the residential development project
6 - Valuing the site for the project
7 - Land use planning
8 - Project planning
9 - Building regulations
10 - Choosing construction methods and finishes
11 - Funding and finance
12 - Legal requirements of a development project
13 - Construction of the project
14 - Health and safety in development projects
15 - Services to and from the development
16 - Property taxes
17 - Marketing and sales
18 - Building projects to let
19 - Project management for housing associations and custom build for clients
20 - Disputes between parties in development and construction

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